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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Break Free
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Happy Colors II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day to Play II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Mysterious
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Translucent
Acrylic Painting

$ 325
Happy Colors I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day to Play I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Coastal Calm
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Overjoyed
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Finale
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,300
New Dimension
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,100
$ 1,550
Hopeful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Moments of Color I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
A Different Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Wash Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Repose II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Blue Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Undisturbed II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Breaking
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Undisturbed IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Repose I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Undisturbed III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunday Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Angled
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Kaleidoscope II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Rural Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Brief Light II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Has a Flair II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Beyond Reach III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Seaward
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunny Day II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sunny Day I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day's End
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Color Blocks I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take Delight I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Take Delight II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Under a Blue Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Day Dream
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Worth It
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Front and Center
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
Up and Coming
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Fresh Scent
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Fresh Cut
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
Bounce Back Again
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Break Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,650
In the Shadows
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,850
$ 2,310
Another Perspective
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,075
$ 2,537.50
Conversation
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,140
Good Company
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 725
Bronze and Teal with Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,600
$ 800
Bright Future
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Telling Secrets
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Subtle Tones
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,400
$ 2,040
A New Beginning
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Come Alive I
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 1,500
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 750
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Through the Haze
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 950
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,080
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,312.50
Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 937.50
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,560
Wistful
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Midsummer
Acrylic Painting

$ 850
$ 425
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Unstructured
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Secrets Kept
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
New Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Behind the Scene II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 825
It's Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
$ 675
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
Understated
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 720
Carefree
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,900
$ 1,450
At the Edge of Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
Mountain View
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 625
Poetry in Bloom
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,000
$ 2,000
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 330
Free Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,100
$ 2,550
Ascending
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Dancing on the Edge
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 1,300
Calypso
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Blue Fusion
Acrylic Painting

$ 675
$ 337.50
Lost in The Distance
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,700
$ 850
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
In No Hurry
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Whisper
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
New Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,960
$ 980
Bold Graphic III
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Take It All In
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 1,380
Looking Forward
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Relaxed
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
With Flourish
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Gold Accents II
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
The Joy of Life
Painted Wall Sculpture

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Amador Arts Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, University AVe,, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, Art Business News, New York City, New York, USA, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014